NOTICE OF EVICTION
District Court Ejectment/Eviction Case Number: 028-CV-032012
- Name: Uteri
- Address: Usually south of the Fallopian Tubes, North of the Vagina
- City, State, Zip: State of Exasperation, Wherever Uterused-Americans reside
- Name: The Republican Party
- Address: The uteri of Uterused-Americans
- City, State, Zip: State of Misogyny, wherever Uterused-Americans reside
sheriff isvoters are scheduled to evict you on [date]: 11/06/2012
- Once the
sheriff beginsvoters begin the eviction, any personal property that you leave in the premises is considered abandoned. The tenant does not have any right to re-enter the property or re-claim any property after the eviction begins.
- Any abandoned property may be disposed of by the landlord at any time after the eviction begins. The landlord is strictly prohibited from putting the abandoned property in the street, the sidewalk, alleys, or any public property.
This is the final notice of the date of the eviction that you will receive.
I hereby certify that I posted a completed copy of the above notice on the premises described above on [date]: March 20, 2012.
Name: Meg Lanker-Simons (Uterused-American) Date: 3/20/2012
(Insert your name and voilà — Instant eviction notice!)
Dear Lady Gaga,
The more I learn about you, the worse it gets.
First, you allowed “Born This Way” to be played and performed without the line about supporting people regardless of their sexual and/or gender identities. This was especially ironic considering that this song was supposedly written as a “gay anthem.”
Then, there are all the times you have made transmisogynistic comments. Although I strongly believe that gender policing is unacceptable, I don’t think you have handled these situations appropriately, to say the least. You can’t combat transphobia with transmisogyny.
Now, my dashboard is full of posts about your recent performance in Australia, in which you used a wheelchair as part of your costume. As “Jesse Billauer, the founder of the quadriplegic advocacy group Life Rolls On,” rightfully said: ”I invite [Gaga] to learn more about the 5.6 million Americans who live with paralysis. They, like me, unfortunately, don’t use a wheelchair for shock value.”
Let’s not forget that time you equated feminism with man hating, as if loving men and being a feminist were mutually exclusive.
Because you are such a famous celebrity, your comments and actions are extremely significant. Each time you express transphobic, ableist, and anti-feminist sentiments, you are sending a message to the world. You are reinforcing the dominant ideologies which allow for the marginalization and oppression of the groups you claim to support. It seems that every time you take one step forward, you take two steps backwards.
P.S. You are not, and will never be, the face of the LGBTQ community. Please stop referring to us as “the gays.” I do not find it particularly endearing or complimentary; in fact, I find your comments to be rather trivializing and offensive.
Update: Lady Gaga’s recent performance was in Australia, not New Zealand. I apologize for the error.
^^^ “the gays” is so objectifying. Fuck off, Gaga. You’re a joke.
The gays? THE GAYS???
Shaking my fucking head.
When the Feminists came for the Rapists,
I remained silent;
I was not a Rapist.
When they locked up the stalkers,
I remained silent;
I was not a stalker.
When they came for the Players,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Player.
When they came for the men who they got bored of,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t some one they were bored of yet.
When they came for me, the nice guy,
there was no one left to speak out.
—From a Tumblr I won’t link here because it is so damned stupid.
This is adapted from a piece about Nazis, right? Sorry, Nice Guys (TM): you are not as persecuted as the Jews in Europe under Hitler. I know. Shocker. Someone had to tell you.
Yes, because all of those people are fantastic examples of who men should strive to be. Because you DESERVE all our accolades for being a decent human being. Because you’re a self aggrandizing asshole who thinks being nice is treating women like children. Bitch please.